Key Points: The current COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic decline have underscored the problems of disinvestment in Georgia’s safety net programs, such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food assistance), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF, or cash assistance),
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This blog was co-authored by Senior Policy Analyst Alex Camardelle and Research Associate Ray Khalfani On March 13, 2020 the President of the United States declared a national emergency in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. To protect the public’s
Gap Between Black and white children The COVID-19 pandemic will have an outsized impact on Black Georgians, who are overrepresented in the low-wage workforce, so support for the safety net is critical for preventing the widening of racial disparities.
This blog was co-authored by Senior Policy Analyst Alex Camardelle Key Takeaways Georgia’s child care system is fiscally fragile, and many providers are forced to close due to the COVID-19-induced recession. State and federal policy responses help meet the immediate
In order for every child to thrive, they must grow up in a healthy and financially stable home. Georgia’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is critical for those children in families working to climb up out of poverty.
As of March 26, 2020, the Department of Labor has extended the Unemployment Insurance benefits duration to 26 weeks Georgia faces a critical moment to lessen current and impending financial harm for working families, especially those with low wages,
As we close out Black History Month, I reflect on our commitment this month and every month to confront the troubled history that still reproduces disadvantage for hardworking Georgians. W.E.B. Du Bois debuted The Georgia Negro 120 years ago at
By: Stephanie Angel, Policy Fellow and Alex Camardelle, Senior Policy Analyst Introduction Tens of thousands of Georgia citizens return to their home communities from prison each year with hopes of being hired and supporting their families. But far too many
Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposed $800 million Department of Human Services budget for the 2021 fiscal year includes cuts to critical programs that support Georgia’s foster care system and help ensure the safety and protection of Georgia’s most vulnerable children. The